We are very fortunate that our large school site enables us to have a forest school. Our two forest school leaders, Anne and Hayette, take groups of children into our nature area to explore and develop their understanding of the natural world.
Forest School is offered to all our learners, from Nursery to Year 6, on a rolling basis. Sessions include tree identification, leaf rubbing, creating art using natural materials, fire safety and cooking in our fire pit, using tools to create structures, den and shelter building, and of course everyone's favourite, climbing trees! The children observe the changes over the four seasons and to identify the wildlife that lives in our local environment. Our Forest School connects the children to their natural environment and helps them understand how we can use, learn and protect it.
The six key principles of forest school are: